George A. Lehner

George A. Lehner

Of Counsel

Washington, DC
Phone: 202.220.1416    Fax: 202.220.1665

George A. Lehner, an experienced trial lawyer and mediator, is of counsel in the Health Sciences Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Washington office. He is a member of the firm’s Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team. He also has served as vice chairman of Pepper’s Executive Committee, as co-chairman of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and as partner in charge of the firm’s Washington office.

Mr. Lehner practices primarily in the area of civil litigation and arbitration, concentrating in pharmaceutical product liability, business tort, trade secret and employment litigation. He has been lead trial counsel for a variety of complex civil and mass tort litigation matters.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Lehner has served as a court mediator at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as outside general counsel to the International Women’s Media Foundation (a nonprofit organization designed to promote freedom of the press around the world), the Washington Press Club Foundation and the Women’s Foreign Policy Group Foundation.

Mr. Lehner has been an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown and George Washington Universities, and he is a regular speaker at professional conferences and seminars.


  • M.U.P., University of Michigan, 1977
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1976
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 1971, Phi Beta Kappa; awarded a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship in 1972 for travel and independent research in Africa

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Practice Areas

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